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 2021-07-30 14:51 

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Red Bull's Hamilton criticism below the belt, says Wolff...

LONDON, July 30 — Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said Red Bull's criticism of seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton in the aftermath of his collision with Formula One title rival Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix were below the belt and had....

 2021-07-30 14:47 

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New Netflix documentary on 'multi-layered' Michael Schumacher...

PARIS, July 30 — Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is the subject of a new Netflix documentary to be released on September 15, the platform announced today. The film titled Schumacher retraces the life and career of the......

 2021-07-30 14:42 

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USA beat Netherlands on penalties to reach Olympic women's football semis...

TOKYO, July 30 — Megan Rapinoe scored the winning penalty after goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher saved two spot-kicks as the United States defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout following a 2-2 draw to remain on course for a fifth Olympic women's......

 2021-07-30 14:40 

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Pound heads for best week in 2021 as Covid concerns ease...

LONDON, July 30 — Sterling hovered close to one-month highs today and was on course for its strongest week since December ahead of a Bank of England meeting next week. A drop in Covid-19 cases, although they are still high, and the reopening of......

 2021-07-30 14:39 

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Poland top 4x400 mixed relay heats as US disqualified...

TOKYO, July 30 — The mixed 4x400m relay made its Olympic debut in Tokyo amid controversy on the opening day of the athletics programme today with Poland topping the time sheets in the heats after the United States team were disqualified. The......

 2021-07-30 14:13 

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US VP Harris to visit Vietnam, Singapore, says White House...

WASHINGTON, July 30 — Kamala Harris will become the first US vice president to visit Vietnam next month during a trip that will also include Singapore and is aimed at strengthening ties with "two critical Indo-Pacific partners," the......

 2021-07-30 14:13 

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Russia opens case against WhatsApp for violating personal data law...

MOSCOW, July 30 — Russia today launched administrative proceedings against Facebook's WhatsApp for what it said was a failure to localise data of Russian users on Russian territory, the Interfax news agency reported. There was no immediate......

 2021-07-30 14:04 

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Covid-19: Foundation, diploma programme students to begin online lectures next month, says Higher Education Ministry...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The teaching and learning process for foundation and diploma programme students for the 2021/2022 intake which will completely be conducted online begins this August. The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in a statement......

 2021-07-30 13:52 

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Tokyo Olympics: First-game loss caused our downfall, says shuttler Aaron...

TOKYO, July 30 — National men's doubles shuttlers Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik believe their failure to win the opening game resulted in them having to play second fiddle to China's Li Jun Hui-Liu Yu Chen in the semi-finals of the 2020 Tokyo......

 2021-07-30 13:49 

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China's Ma beats compatriot to retain Olympic table tennis crown...

TOKYO, July 30 — China's table tennis king Ma Long today became the first player in Olympic history to win men's singles gold for a second time. The 32-year-old captain and talisman of the all-powerful Chinese team defeated younger compatrio...

 2021-07-30 13:44 

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Brilliant Barega strikes gold as Olympic athletics underway...

TOKYO, July 30 — Ethiopian distance runner Selemon Barega stormed to a brilliant 10,000m victory to claim the first gold medal of a spectator-less Olympic athletics competition at the Tokyo Games today. Barega, 21, ran a superb tactical race to......

 2021-07-30 13:38 

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Manchester United's Rashford to have shoulder surgery...

LONDON, July 30 — Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is to undergo shoulder surgery, the Premier League giants announced today, and could now miss the opening months of the new season. The 23-year-old has long had shoulder trouble, nursing......

 2021-07-30 13:35 

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'Olympic spirit at its best': IOC boss praises struggling Biles...

TOKYO, July 30 — IOC chief Thomas Bach said US superstar Simone Biles had shown "Olympic spirit at its best" today by cheering on her fellow gymnasts despite being sidelined with mental problems in Tokyo. Bach said Biles had shown great......

 2021-07-30 13:35 

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Archery: S. Korea's An shrugs off hairstyle critics to win third gold...

TOKYO, July 30 — An San kept South Korea's Olympic flag flying in women's archery todaty as she took the individual title, shrugging off online bullying over her hairstyle to become the first archer to win three golds at a single Games.......

 2021-07-30 13:30 

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UK virus cases rose after recent easing of rules, says survey...

LONDON, July 30 — Coronavirus case numbers increased more than 15 per cent across England in the most recent week measured, according to a weekly infection survey released today, after the government relaxed virus curbs. The figures for the week......

 2021-07-30 13:30 

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Covid vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time, UK advisers say...

LONDON, July 30 — The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's....

 2021-07-30 13:27 

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Online trolls targeting transgender Olympian, says Kiwi official...

TOKYO, July 30 — New Zealand Olympic officials vowed today to shield transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard from a tsunami of negative social media comments as the weightlifter prepares to make history at the Tokyo Games. Hubbard is set to become the......

 2021-07-30 13:19 

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King, Queen thank King Salman of Saudi Arabia over medical contribution...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have expressed their appreciation to the King of Saudi Arabia King......

 2021-07-30 13:18 

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Senior civil servant, businessman charged with submitting a false claim...

SEREMBAN, July 30 — A senior government officer and a businessman were charged in the Sessions Court here, today with submitting a false claim of RM15,000, five years ago. Putrajaya Community Development Department (Kemas) Policy and Strategic......

 2021-07-30 13:10 

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Swimming: Dressel and McKeon fire up in 50 free gold medal quest...

TOKYO, July 30 — Sprint machine Caeleb Dressel blasted a 21.32 seconds 50m freestyle heat in his bid to earn the world's fastest swimmer title today, while 100m champion Emma McKeon set a new Olympic record to top the women's timesheets. The...

 2021-07-30 12:58 

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FBI probe shows amount of chemicals in Beirut blast was a fraction of original shipment...

WASHINGTON, July 30 — The amount of ammonium nitrate that blew up at Beirut port last year was one fifth of the shipment unloaded there in 2013, the FBI concluded after the blast, adding to suspicions that much of the cargo had gone missing. As......

 2021-07-30 12:58 

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England's Covid R and daily case rate drop slightly...

LONDON, July 30 — The Covid-19 reproduction "R" number in England is estimated to have slipped slightly to between 1.1 to 1.4, the government's latest weekly estimate said today, while the daily growth rate of infections also dropped......

 2021-07-30 12:53 

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Majority of fully vaccinated infected frontliners showed mild symptoms, says deputy health D-G...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The majority of fully vaccinated frontliners at health facilities showed no symptoms (Category One) or just mild symptoms (Category Two) when they were infected with Covid-19, said deputy director-general of Health......

 2021-07-30 12:30 

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Sabah green lights sale of Covid-19 vaccines to private sector...

KOTA KINABALU, July 30 — The Sabah government is allowing private companies in the state to purchase Covid-19 vaccines directly for use on their employees. Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the state government had discussed......

 2021-07-30 12:12 

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Pos Malaysia appoints Charles Brewer as new group CEO...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Pos Malaysia Bhd has appointed Charles Brewer as its new group chief executive officer (CEO), effective Aug 1, 2021. It said Brewer brought a wealth of experience in both logistics and postal services, in which, he started......

 2021-07-30 12:10 

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Malaysia's Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik fall in Tokyo Olympics badminton semi-finals; bronze medal play-off tomorrow...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Malaysia's top badminton men's doubles pair lost in straight sets to their Chinese opponents tonight in the semi-finals stage of the men's doubles at the Tokyo Olympics. Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik lost 24-22, 21-13 t...

 2021-07-30 12:05 

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Inexperience sees sailors Nuraisyah-Juni continue to struggle in tokyo...

TOKYO, July 30 — A lack of experience is what separates national sailors Nuraisyah Jamil and Juni Karimah Noor Jamali from the world's best on the third day of the women's International 470 event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today. After......

 2021-07-30 12:01 

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Dropping anti-Covid measures during vaccine rollout 'risks resistant variants'...

PARIS, July 30 — Relaxing restrictions like mask-wearing and social distancing when most people have been vaccinated greatly increases the risk of vaccine-resistant variants of the virus that causes Covid-19, new research showed today. At a time......

 2021-07-30 11:54 

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Bulgaria president moves to break post-election stalemate...

SOFIA, July 30 — Bulgaria's president today said he would formally task the anti-establishment ITN party with forming a government, moving to break a stalemate between political parties. There is Such a People (ITN), founded by showman......

 2021-07-30 11:54 

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SDMC says nine new Covid-19 clusters detected in Sarawak...

KUCHING, July 30 — Seven new Covid-19 clusters involving the community and two workplace clusters were detected in Sarawak today bringing the total number of active clusters in the state to 84. The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee......

 2021-07-30 11:54 

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Health Ministry: Infectious Disease Prevention Order differs from Emergency Proclamation...

PUTRAJAYA, July 30 — The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) (Extension of Operation) (No.2) Order 2021 which was gazetted on July 21 differs from the Proclamation of Emergency, according to the......

 2021-07-30 11:34 

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International support in combating Covid-19 shows Malaysia's strength, says Hishammuddin...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Recognition and support from international allies in combating the Covid-19 pandemic show Malaysia's strength, says Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. He stressed that the respect....

 2021-07-30 11:33 

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Hishammuddin: 23 localities in Sabah, Pahang under EMCO from Sunday...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — A total of 23 localities in Sabah and Pahang will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Sunday until August 14. Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said 22 of.....

 2021-07-30 11:29 

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Hishammuddin: Perikatan government has BN, Umno's support...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno's will continue to support the current government, BN treasurer-general Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said. Hishammuddin, who is Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster), said he was on....

 2021-07-30 11:22 

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Johor state assembly ready to meet on Aug 12, all involved to undergo Covid-19 swab tests, says speaker...

JOHOR BARU, July 30 — The Johor State Legislative Assembly is ready to convene on August 12 as commanded by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, on June 23, said Speaker Suhaizan Kaiat. He said various measures were being......

 2021-07-30 11:17 

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Malaysia busts another ceiling with record 1,055 patients in ICU for Covid-19 today...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Another 1,055 Covid-19 patients are in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide today, the Health Ministry said, surpassing yesterday's record of 1,043 people. The coronavirus also claimed another 143 lives today, Health......

 2021-07-30 10:48 

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Axiata seeks 66pc stake in Indonesia's Link Net...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Malaysian telecoms group Axiata Group Bhd is exploring a deal to acquire an equity holding of almost one third of Indonesia's PT Link Net Tbk shares, it said in a stock exchange filing on today. The group said it and its....

 2021-07-30 10:40 

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Tokyo Olympics: Wang, Huang win all-China final in badminton mixed doubles...

TOKYO, July 30 — China's Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping upset the odds to win Olympic badminton mixed doubles gold today, scoring a rare victory over compatriots Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong. The two pairs had met 15 times before the Tokyo......

 2021-07-30 10:36 

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US swimmer accuses Russia's Rylov of doping in Olympics row...

TOKYO, July 30 — American swimmer Ryan Murphy accused Evgeny Rylov of doping after he was beaten by the Russian in the Olympic 200m backstroke today, sparking an angry denial from Moscow. Murphy raised doubts about the result when he claimed he......

 2021-07-30 10:26 

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Ringgit rebounds to end higher against US dollar...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The ringgit rebounded from yesterday's losses to end higher against the US dollar today, driven by renewed demand despite the slide in crude oil prices, an analyst said. At 6pm, the local note rose by 170 basis points to....

 2021-07-30 10:02 

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Home Ministry launches multilingual chatbot to help human trafficking victims...

PUTRAJAYA, July 30 — The Home Ministry (KDN) has launched an interactive and multilingual chatbot as a medium of interaction between the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (MAPO) and victims to combat human......

 2021-07-30 10:02 

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Covid-19: MP welcomes health minister's visit, pledge for aid to crisis-stricken Klang hospital...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba has ordered more specialists to be sent to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR) in Klang, Selangor, and vowed to provide additional equipment following a surprise visit. Charles......

 2021-07-30 09:57 

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Djokovic downed by Zverev in men's semi-final upset...

TOKYO, July 30 — Novak Djokovic was beaten 1-6 6-3 6-1 by Germany's Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Tokyo Games, dashing the Serbian's dream of winning his first singles gold medal and completing a Golden....

 2021-07-30 09:53 

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Covid-19:131 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore, including 52 unlinked infections and 28 new ones in Jurong Fishery Port cluster...

SINGAPORE, July 30 — Singapore today recorded 131 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 52 that were not linked to earlier detected infections. Another 28 cases were added to the cluster at Jurong Fishery Port, bringing the tally to......

 2021-07-30 09:50 

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Bitter words as British rowing launches inquest after Olympics flop...

TOKYO, July 30 — British rower Josh Bugajski accused former chief rowing coach Juergen Grobler of "destroying" athletes as a searching inquest began today into the nation's disastrous showing at the Olympics regatta. Britain's rowers...

 2021-07-30 09:50 

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Bursa Malaysia ends in the red, CI down 18.33 points...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Bursa Malaysia ended the week in the red and at intraday low, on selling pressure across the board, tracking the regional peers amid negative sentiment surrounding the market, a dealer said. At 5 pm, the benchmark FTSE......

 2021-07-30 09:43 

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100,000 children in Tigray at risk of death from malnutrition, says Unicef...

GENEVA, July 30 — More than 100,000 children in Tigray, Ethiopia, could suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months, a 10-fold jump over average annual levels, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) said today. Unicef.....

 2021-07-30 09:43 

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Japan's daily Covid-19 cases at record-high 10,743 on Friday, reports NHK...

TOKYO, July 30 — Newly reported daily Covid-19 cases in Japan came in at record-high 10,743 on Friday, public broadcaster NHK said, after the Tokyo metropolitan government reported 3,300 new infection cases in the capital. — Reuters...

 2021-07-30 09:42 

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MetMalaysia denies tsunami warning in Sabah waters...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has denied claims that a tsunami could occur in Malaysia especially in Sabah waters. The department said it had received information on the dissemination of the tsunami......

 2021-07-30 09:42 

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Crypto exchange Binance to wind down futures and derivatives offerings in Europe...

LONDON, July 30 — Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said on Friday it would wind down its futures and derivatives products offerings across Europe, a move that comes after unprecedented pressure from regulators. Binance users in Germany, Italy.....

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